Written answers

Monday, 13 May 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 246956 on Transport: Stoke-on-Trent, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the...

    • Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2019 to Question 245611 on Aircraft: Accidents, when (a) he and (b) his ministerial colleagues last had discussions...

      Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department monitors the number of trains services without an on-board supervisor on the Southern Rail franchise.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions the Department for Transport's Operator of the last Resort has had with existing rail franchise operators on potential changes...

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether First Group has met his Department's criteria on railway pensions as a shortlisted bidder for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise.

      Rail Delivery Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the financial contribution of Network Rail to the Rail Delivery Group in each year for which figures are available.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out the (a) revenue, (b) growth and (c) investment on the East Coast mainline by successive operators of the route in (i) 2015, (ii)...

      Railway Signals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of signalling which needs to be renewed across the rail network in (a) Control Period 7, (b)...

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans respond to the recommendations of Richard George on the resilience of the northern rail network; and what plans he has to implement...

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer 9 April 2019 to Question 241018 on Durham Coast Railway Line, what assessment he has made of the implications of the...

      Abellio Group and Arriva

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 April 2019 to Question 243472 on Abellio Group, what assurances his Department has received from owning groups (a)...

      East Midlands Trains: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Answer of 10 April 2019 to Question 243470, what estimate has he made of the amount of pension risk and liability the Government will be...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 April 2019 to Question 243471 on Abellio Group, what weighting his Department gives to competition considerations and the...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether all three bids for the East Midlands franchise were non-compliant.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department (a) disqualified Stagecoach from the East Midlands, South Eastern and West Coast Partnership rail franchise...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the East Midlands franchise was awarded to Abellio until 2027 before the conclusion of the Williams review.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that public transportation meets the needs of disabled people in towns and cities.

      Aviation: Global Positioning System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides to aerodromes on the implementation of GPS approaches.

      Aviation: Global Positioning System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on the roll-out of GPS technology at aerodromes.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to ensure that pilot training is being adapted to incorporate (a) GPS approaches and (b) other new technologies.

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the choice of preferred route for the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway should follow the ecological mitigation hierarchy used (a) by local...

      Bramley Station: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to Northern Rail to install CCTV equipment at Bramley Station in Leeds in response to reports of increased criminal...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans on requiring all train operators to introduce automatic compensation for rail delays.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more people to use low emission vehicles.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to reintroduce national road safety targets.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times Ministers in his Department met the Senior Independent Director of Post Office Limited in the last 12 months.

    • Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with the EU Commission on facilitating the UK’s future association with...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on how many occasions the Government guidelines on earth tremors have been breached by fracking operations in each of...

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to review the guidelines on earth tremors caused by fracking operations.

      Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department has received from (a) fracking companies, (b) environmental groups and (c) the...

      Fuel Poverty: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Scope’s report Disability Price Tag 2019, what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Service Industries: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that non-EU migrants working in the (a) cleaning and (b) hospitality industry receive...

      Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to undertake a further investigation into the safety of Whirlpool tumble dryers.

      Trading Standards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent trends in the level of local authority funding on the...

      Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2019 to Question 239920, when his Department plans to publish its response to the...

      Wind Power: Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many areas in the UK have been designated as suitable for onshore wind in (a) local and (b) neighbourhood plans in...

      Business: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has issued to businesses on preparing their workforce for the effect of the introduction...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary joining the Alpha Pensions...

      Fiskars Group: Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last assessed that Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton was compliant with the terms of its £5.1million grant...

      Regional Growth Fund: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has reclaimed grant funds from a successful applicant to the Regional Growth Fund that has been found not to...

      Fiskars Group: Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the provisions in the Regional Growth Fund grant to Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD) to...

      Fiskars Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Wedgwood Waterford Royal Doulton on (a) their restructure and (b) the effect of that...

      British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme and Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the total value of the (a) Mineworkers Pension Scheme and (b) British Coal Staff...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support shared parental leave.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance is available to wind farm developers and operatives to help minimise impact on marine life of off shore...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Afghanistan: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of threat to the Sikh community in Afghanistan.

    • St Helena: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the price for which the Saint Helena Government sold commercial fishing licences to the Argos Fishing...

      St Helena: Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the income from fishing vessel registration fees paid to the Saint Helena Government by the Argos Fishing...

      St Helena: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the level of subsidy paid to the Saint Helena Fisheries Corporation from the UK public purse in the years...

      St Helena: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the terms and conditions are under which fishing licenses are sold by the Saint Helena Government; how conditions on those...

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of UK relations with Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political and human rights situation in Cameroon; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increased religious literacy across the Civil Service.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the merits of extending the remit of the review of religious persecution led by the Bishop of...

      North Korea: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of repression of Christians in North Korea.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take following the decision for Iranian judges to reopen the second court case against Nazanin...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that its recent granting of diplomatic protection for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe...

      Arctic: China and Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Russian and (b) Chinese counterparts on the Arctic.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the risks to human rights defenders in Colombia.

      Hamed bin Haydara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations at the appeal hearing in the case of Hamed bin Haydara, a Yemeni member of the Baha’i...

      Yemen: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Houthi regime in Yemen on the use of the death penalty; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in her Department in each...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what new medical checks his Department has put in place to ensure that no NHS blood supplies are contaminated.

    • Ophthalmic Services: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to allocate funding to IT connectivity for primary care optical practices to ensure safe and efficient...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of changes in the level of public health budgets on patients’ health.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Spending Review will include targeted investment in public health to improve regional health outcomes.

      Hepatitis: Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve awareness of hepatitis C among primary care professionals.

      Blood: Viral Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of trialling opt-out testing for (a) hepatitis C, (b) HIV and (c) other...

      Hepatitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of producing a hepatitis C elimination strategy to support the recently...

      NHS and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that the recruitment of overseas staff into the (a) NHS and (b)...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to ensure that the framework for mental capacity and deprivation of liberty measures are kept under continuous...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the adequate remuneration of nurses at all pay bands.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2019 to Question 244142 on Cannabis: Medical Treatments, whether his Department defines Naboline as a...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2019 to Question 244142 on Cannabis: Medical Treatments, whether his Department is aware of any...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to enforce NICE guidance on Eating disorders: recognition and treatment, to ensure that people with a healthy BMI are...

      Asthma: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the recent trends in air quality on the well being of people with a diagnosis of asthma across the UK.

      Asthma: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with a diagnosis of asthma have access to the medication required to deal with...

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the imbalance between London and the rest of England in the number of psychiatrists per...

      General Practitioners: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that university students have access to a GP outside of term time.

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that patients who are not eligible for free NHS treatment are charged the relevant fee; and if he will...

      Health Services: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to businesses in the healthcare sector on preparing their workforce for the effect of the...

      Mental Health Services: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to mental health services for (a) adults, (b) children and (c) young people...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an estimate of the number of EU nationals who have left their jobs at (a) NHS England and (b) Oxford University...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the treatment of ovarian cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Care of 8 May 2019, Official Report, column 432, when the data on autism...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many deaths were caused by Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in affected areas in England during the air pollution episode in...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department is making on introducing comprehensive calorie labelling for food and drink served out of the home; and when...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS positions were vacant as of 30 April 2019 (a) in Yorkshire and (b) at Bridlington hospital.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2019 to Question 249880, which local authorities have received funding to deliver the trailblazer programme.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Health Service Products (Provision and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018, how many times his Department...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Health Service Products (Provision and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018, what steps he is taking to...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to use the powers set out in the Health Service Products (Provision and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018 to seek...

      Mental Health Inter-ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 214539 on Mental Health Inter-ministerial Group, on what date the inter-ministerial...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2019 to Question 247544, if the Government will conduct a review of its policy of charging commercial,...

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to maternal and neonatal outcomes of offering 36 week ultrasound scans to identify...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people discharged or transferred under the Transforming Care programme were readmitted to in-patient facilities within...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many discharges under the Transforming Care programme were delayed due to inadequate funding for an alternative placement in each...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, under the Transforming Care programme how many patients have died prior to discharge in each 12-month period between March 2015 and March...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, under the Transforming Care programme how many patients have had discharge dates set which have now passed without the patient being...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Consensus Statement, published by Cancer Research UK on 7 May 2019, what assessment he has made of the implications...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Asia: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) India and (b) Bangladesh on support for regions affected by Cyclone Fani.

    • Gambia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support is his Department providing to The Gambia to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen...

      Yemen: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to help victims of Yemen’s cholera epidemic.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that international humanitarian funds pledged to Yemen reach their intended recipients.

      Department for International Development: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department...

      CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the joint response from the CDC group and DFID to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact’s recommendations...

      CDC: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the joint response from the CDC Group and the Department for International Development to the Independent Commission...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of climate change on his Department's aid (a) strategy and (b) funding.

      East Africa: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support the recovery of (a) Mozambique, (b) Comoros and (c) Tanzania following the effects of...

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Guidance: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve careers advice for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

    • Speech and Language Disorders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that staff working in an education setting are trained in awareness of speech, language and communication needs.

      Marriage Guidance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding for grants for purposes set out in section 22 of the Family Law Act 1996 has been allocated in each financial year since 2010.

      Fossil Fuels: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to encourage universities to divest from global coal, oil and gas companies.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on the introduction of sharia-compliant student loans.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Statement of 7 May 2019 on the Timpson review of school exclusions, if it is his policy to make schools accountable for pupils...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he will be able to confirm whether the UK is going to seek association to the next Erasmus+ programme that will run from 2021; and what recent...

      Free School Meals: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the funding announced to provide free meals and activities over the 2019 summer holidays will be provided to Barnsley.

      Schools: Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on improving schools' access to local authority support for pupils and...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what date he plans to conclude the consultation on how to make schools accountable for the outcomes of permanently excluded children.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he Is taking to minimise waiting times for permanently excluded pupils to be found a new school place.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral statement of 7 May 2019 on the Timpson Review of school exclusions, Official Report column 479, what steps he plans to take...

      Institutes of Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there will be a competition for further Institutes of Technology as part of his Department's plan to review Institute of Technology cold spots.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of level of public awareness of the 30 hours free childcare programme in each income decile in England.

      Tiffin-Brown, Dylan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the report of the Serious Case Review into the death of Dylan Tiffin-Brown is due to be published.

      Social Services: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what reports he has received from the children's services commissioner on progress in improving children's services in Northamptonshire in the last...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of rolling over any unspent funds on the cards of children entitled to free school meals, at the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a training budget is available to teachers.

      Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for promoting international exchange in British schools and at national, regional and local level.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university courses have a mandatory international semester.

      Apprentices: Wolverhampton North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education,how many apprenticeships have been created in each month since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in Wolverhampton North East constituency.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of disadvantaged children will not benefit from the funding for free school meals and activities during the summer break announced on...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff in each prison have been trained to use PAVA spray.

    • Courts: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2019 to Question 235313 on Courts: Telephone Services, which helplines were included in that figure for the number of...

      Animal Welfare: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many animal cruelty (a) offences and (b) convictions there were in Romford constituency in each year since 2012.

      Women's Centres: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on expanding the provision of women's centres in Wales.

      Ministry of Justice: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on consultancies in each financial year between 2008 and 2011.

      Prison Sentences: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the levels of incarceration in the UK and other European countries; and what steps his Department is taking...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people given a sentence of six months or less, have previously served (a) 19 short sentences of six months or less, (b) 20 short sentences of...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number and proportion of prisoners released did not have accommodation to go to in each year since 2010.

      Probation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the overall performance of probation services since the part-privatisation of those services in 2014.

      Age of Criminal Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission of 7 May 2019, Torture in the UK: update report, whether he has plans to bring...

      Wales Office: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 249229 on Wales Office: Contracts, how many contracts awarded by his Department on behalf of the Wales...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question 243531 on Prisons: Contracts, and with reference to House Commons Library Deposited Paper,...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is provided to police forces on the procedure for administering cautions to ensure that the person involved understands the legal...

      Judiciary: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase the number of women members of the judiciary.

      Judiciary: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many members of the judicial bench in the family division are women.

      Animal Welfare: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many animal cruelty offences against circus animals led to a prosecution in 2018.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many bailiffs have been removed from the certificated bailiff register in each of the last seven years.

      Young Offenders: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time between a young offender being charged and their (a) trial if they have pleaded not guilty and (b) sentencing hearing...

  • Treasury

    • Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to improve access to the mortgage market for underserved groups.

    • Community Land Trusts: Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to grant full Capital Gains Tax relief for land sales to a Community Land Trust for affordable homes.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the continued provision of free cash withdrawals at ATMs.

      Child Benefit: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of child benefit paid for children who do not reside in the UK; how many such children there...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost of recognising family responsibility in the income tax system has been in each financial year since 2010.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual cost of recognising family responsibility in the welfare system has been in each financial year since 2010.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of freezing fuel duty since 2010.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support the (a) development and (b) governance of credit unions.

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department receives any money from the 15 pence service charge on calls to the non-emergency police hotline 101.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 29 April 2019 Questions 246542, 246543 and 246544 on Credit Unions, what discussions he has had with the Prudential Regulation...

      Shops: Payment Methods

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of cashless shops on (a) low-income people and (b) poorer communities.

      Employment Agencies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the level of involvement of recruitment agencies in disguised remuneration loans.

      Public Sector: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is undertaking a review of internal (a) advice and (b) procedures on public sector organisations engaging in tax avoidance schemes.

      UK Asset Resolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the safeguards and mechanisms put in place by his Department and the Financial Conduct Authority between...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the remediation of ACM cladding on privately-owned residential buildings, how many owners of such...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the names of the (a) owners and (b) developers who (i) have and (ii) have not committed to ensuring...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to the calculation of housing need on local authorities...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking under the Public Sector Equality Duty to ensure that disabled people are not...

      Social Rented Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that wheelchair-users do not have to wait longer than...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that local authorities monitor the number of new build homes that comply...

      Community Land Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support Community Land Trusts in making homes more affordable.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have detailed planning guidance in place for the provision of specialist housing for older...

      Marriage Guidance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of funding for relationships support provided through the troubled families programme has...

      Rough Sleeping: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £25 million of funding recently announced by his Department to tackle rough sleeping will...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the public consultation on the future funding of domestic abuse services.

      Mobile Homes: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to lower the level of council tax paid by residents of park homes; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iceland: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to provide military support to Iceland in the next 12 months.

    • Australia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for defence co-operation with Australia in the next 12 months.

      Ministry of Defence: Emerdata

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) his Department's associated public bodies have entered into contracts with Emerdata...

      Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason his Department changed its policy towards the publication of Annual Reports from the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator since its last...

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many safety-related incidents that have occurred during the transportation of nuclear weapons have resulted in the convoy transporting those weapons...

      Trident Submarines: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of potential late changes to the Dreadnought submarine design.

      Nuclear Weapons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether anticipated reductions in spending on the UK nuclear weapons programme from 2026 onwards are included in her Department’s budgetary costings.

      Astute Class Submarines and Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the effect of delays to the Astute submarine programme on the delivery of the Dreadnought programme.

      Trident Submarines: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps her Department in taking to tackle delays to the Vanguard submarine maintenance schedule.

      Submarines: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether her Department has identified the fuel element breach problems in the PWR2 submarine reactor design.

      Devonport Dockyard: Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of upgrading docks at Devonport as part of the UK nuclear programme.

      Submarines: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent changes her Department has made to the estimated savings to be accrued from the Submarine Enterprise Performance Programme.

      Trident: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will publish the full-life costings of all elements of the UK nuclear programme.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to increase recruitment to the armed forces from rural areas.

      Brunei: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2019 to Question 248622 on Brunei: Joint Exercises, how many military personnel from (a) the UK and (b) Brunei will take...

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 245905 on Iran: International Military Services, what the exact date in May 2019 is for the...

      DMRC Headley Court: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans have been granted access to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre through the Veterans Prosthetic Panel in the last 12 months.

      DMRC Headley Court: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans were granted access to Headley Court in each of the last 10 years.

      DMRC Headley Court: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans requested but were refused access to Headley Court in each of the last ten years.

      Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to grant veterans access to Stanford Hall for rehabilitation purposes.

      Heavy Equipment Transporters: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the current location of the Heavy Equipment Transporters.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the estimate he has made of the deployment period for the Heavy Forces.

      Army: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans she has to forward base the UK's Heavy Forces.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Heavy Armoured Brigades her Department plans to have in the British Army Future Force Structure.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timescale is for the bidding process for the Type 31e frigates.

      International Military Services: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons his Department has not published the value of IMS Ltd.'s contingent liabilities as required by the statutory authorities conferred by...

      International Military Services: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to lay a statutory instrument before Parliament to seek approval for any payment that results from the contingent liabilities for IMS Ltd.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2019 to Question 241023 on Defence: Procurement, if his Department will identify UK domestic manufacturers of...

      Navy: Persian Gulf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what Royal Navy assets are currently deployed in the Persian Gulf.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what her Department's policy is on the integration of European armed forces plan; and if she will make a statement.

      USA: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on the reported deployment of B-52 bombers to the Middle East.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in the most recent month for which data is available, in what proportion of universal credit assessments for working claimants was income data...

    • Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of whether universal credit adequately covers the cost of living in Wales.

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants received an underpayment of universal credit (a) as their first payment and (b) in further payments in (a) Ogmore and (b)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 243330 on Universal Credit, what proportion of universal credit claimants are unable to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the difficulties faced by universal credit claimants applying for a mortgage; and if she will make a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) clarity of the universal credit payment statements provided to claimants.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of whether the information provided to universal credit claimants, who request reasons for a decision, meets the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to give staff who advise universal credit claimants access to benefit calculations to enable them to provide better support.

      Social Security Benefits: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people affected by administrative errors made by her Department which led to the overpayment of...

      Housing Benefit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the discretionary housing payment funding allocated to claimants affected by domestic abuse in each of the last...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the (a) Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) (EU Exit)...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Office for National Statistics' personal and economic well-being in the UK data series, what estimate she has made of...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of rejected claims for personal independence payments that were overturned at tribunal stage in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to ensure provision of out of working hours appointments to universal credit claimants who work during...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to respond to the letter of 4 February 2019 to the Minister of State for Employment from the hon. Member for Slough...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of children in workless households.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to bring forward legislation to ban the use of electronic shock collars.

    • Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what processes his Department has put in place for the issue of new general licences for avian pest control.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many civil servants in his Department have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b)...

      Solid Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with retailers on all solid fuel prices across England as part of his Department’s...

      Solid Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation his Department has undertaken with the Competition and Markets Authority regarding competition in the...

      Grouse Moors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse is of subsidies for grouse moor management; and what assessment he has made of the effect...

      Pheasants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many pheasant (a) eggs for hatching and (b) live birds were imported into England from each (a) EU and (b) third country...

      Agriculture: Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support farmers to create a sustainable diversified farming system.

      Hares Preservation Act 1892

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the current maximum penalty is for a breach of the Hares Preservation Act 1892.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect hedgerows as habitats for wildlife; and if he will make a statement.

      Diesel Engines: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to limit the use of diesel generators in town centres.

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage major supermarket chains to stop using plastic packaging for fruit and...

  • Home Office

    • Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have met with representatives from ETS in each year since 2016.

    • Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students have taken the TOEIC English language test since 2016.

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to begin its review of the effectiveness of the controlling or coercive behaviour offence; and if he will consult...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the treatment of survivor pensions for police widows and widowers is different from that of such pensions for the widows...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the treatment of survivor pensions for police widows and widowers is different from that of such pensions for the widows...

      Home Office: Emerdata

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) his Department's associated public bodies have entered into contracts with...

      Home Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants in his Department have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for...

      Visas: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion (a) 2358 on Changes to visa requirements for religious workers and (b) 2362 on Tier 5...

      Asylum: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2019 to Question 235381 on Asylum: Religion, what progress his Department has made on investigating...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with police forces on potential changes to the firearms licensing policy to require a medical...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what primates were used in animal experimentation; and from which countries in each of the last three years figures are available.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers have used the digital checking service for right to work checks since its launch.

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total amount of charges to people for calls made to the 101 line was in each year since that line has been in operation.

      Biometrics: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the requirement for people from Edinburgh to travel to Glasgow for biometric enrolment...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which animals have been licensed for animal experimentation in the UK for any of the last three years figures which are available.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to ensure that Windrush compensation scheme payments will not be taken into account in eligibility assessments...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average time taken by his Department to make a decision on an asylum application in each of the last ten years.

      Free Movement of People: Arts and Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure the maintenance of freedom of movement for touring (a) musicians and (a) artists; and if he will make an...

      Undocumented Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to implement a statutory limit for the length of time suspected illegal immigrants can be detained.

      Entry Clearances: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) accuracy, and (b) ability of facial recognition technology used at airports.to...

      Theft: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of reported incidents of (a) burglary and (b) petty theft in Wales in the...

      Visas: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of companies in the (a) digital, (b) arts and (c) sports sectors registered...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decision makers are employed in asylum operations offices in (a) Bootle, (b) Croydon, (c) Leeds, (d) Liverpool, (e)...

      101 Calls: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of abolishing the charge for phone calls to the 101 non emergency number.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Christianity: Africa

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to tackle the persecution of Christians in African countries; and what...

    • Overseas Aid: Sri Lanka

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England has had with the Department for International Development on ensuring aid...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Counter-terrorism: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms Initiative in Pakistan on the...

    • Pakistan: Rule of Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the most recent Annual Review which was conducted for the Rule of Law Programme in Pakistan.

      Counter-terrorism: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it her policy to commission a review of the effectiveness of UK’s Counter-Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms Initiative...

      Counter-terrorism: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Counter-Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms Initiative in Pakistan on conviction rates in the...

      Counter-terrorism: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the human rights risk assessments undertaken for the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms...

      Counter-terrorism: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates Ministerial approval was (a) sought and (b) given for human rights risk assessments carried out for the UK’s Counter-Terrorism...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the findings of the independent Overseas Security and Justice Assistance audit into the Conflict Stability and Security Fund...

      Cabinet Office: Emerdata

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) his Department, (b) his Department's agencies and (c) his Department's associated public bodies have entered into contracts with Emerdata...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2019 to Question 248768, whether his Department has any plans to allow Document Checking Service access to non-GOV.UK...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2019 to Question 245992, Public Sector: Procurement, whether his Department routinely monitor the proportion of...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the process is for the suspension of the use of EC6/UC1 in certain circumstances.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whats steps the Government is taking to encourage young people to register to vote.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost was to the public purse of the 2019 voter ID pilot schemes; and how much funding was allocated to each local authority that participated.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the Government's policies of the report entitled, Family reflections on Grenfell: No voice left...

      Business: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the public sector has the required IT infrastructure in place to enable a paperless society.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling EU citizens to present European Parliament Voter registration forms at polling stations...

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of EU nationals living in the UK registered to vote in European Parliament elections in (a) 2014 and (b) 2019.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much his Department has spent on advertising in each of the last two years.

    • Free Trade: Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps he has taken to enable free trade with Thailand after the UK leaves the EU.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) staff and (b) funding the Government provides to the World Trade Organisation.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • St George's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the contribution of St. George's Day to England's economy.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in his Department have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the security of age-verification check databases.

      Sports: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the environmental footprint of large sporting events.

      Business: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that businesses have the required IT infrastructure in place to enable a...

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK's ability to meet its fourth and fifth carbon budgets, which run from 2022 to 2032; and what plans they have to meet or...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Middle East and North Africa: Defence Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussion or preparation there has been for the creation of an institution for the Middle East and North Africa comparable to the Organisation for Security...

    • Algeria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support a national dialogue to achieve a peaceful political transition in Algeria, following the resignation of President Abdelaziz...

      Ukraine: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what practical steps they intend to take to strengthen bilateral relations with Ukraine, including future UK ministerial meetings with new President Volodymyr...

      Arctic Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to join the Arctic Council; and if not, why not.

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the closure of checkpoints and crossings between Israel and the West Bank during Jewish...

      Palestinians: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about Palestinian Christians in Gaza being denied permits to travel to worship in Bethlehem or...

      Jerusalem: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israel's Supreme Court is allowing the demolition of 60 buildings housing 500 Palestinian families in Silwan, East...

      Israel: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that political operatives working for the Likud-National Liberal Movement have claimed to have decreased voter...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reports that Israeli forces use live fire in situations where there is no risk to those forces.

      Iraq: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the re-opening of the Iraq–Syria border crossing at Al-Qaim and Abu Kamal; and whether they plan to discuss this...

      Najah Ahmed Yousif

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made about the allegations of torture and sexual assault by officers of Bahrain’s National Security Agency on political...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 3 April (237139), what are the objectives of the Integrated...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce "off-rolling" of Year 11 pupils from school rolls; and whether such pupils should still be included in school performance tables.

    • Universities: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of non-disclosure agreements by universities.

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what is the current policy of the Student Loans Company on the surveillance of students’ social media; (2) whether any such policy is publicly...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support homeless children in the UK.

    • Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of business rates relief approved by local authorities in England since 2015.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds: Pest Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Natural England expects to introduce new licences for bird control.

    • Animals: Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether trade in live vertebrates between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland takes place under the Trade Control and Expert System and requires an...

      Packaging: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations; and whether those Regulations need to be reformed.

      Butterflies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the health of the UK butterfly population.

  • Home Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether transcripts were taken of the meetings in May and June 2018 between the Chancellor of Germany and the Prime Minister; and if so, whether they will place...

    • Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a judge-led inquiry into allegations of UK involvement in torture overseas.

  • Treasury

    • Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what revenue they anticipate from a full year of the temporary tariff regime announced on 13 March; and how much they would expect to raise if there were no change...

    • Electronic Commerce: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 April, what was the value of stock belonging to third parties seized from 14 fulfilment houses...

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